We are taking practical steps to protect our clients, staff, families and the wider community from the spread of COVID-19 under the New Zealand Government COVID-19 Protection Framework (currently ORANGE).  We are able to meet with clients in our offices by appointment only, made in advance.  We will make alternative arrangements (phone, email & video conference) for clients that are unwell, have COVID-19 or are displaying COVID-19-like symptoms.  A face covering is required to be worn while visiting our offices.

Please click here to view our COVID-19 Visitor Management Policy.
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From 3 December 2021 the New Zealand Government introduced its COVID-19 Protection Framework (CPF) as a means of providing a structured approach to enable businesses and its staff and clients to undertake their usual activities as normally as possible whilst minimising the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Christchurch is currently operating under the Orange level of the CPF - used when there is community transmission of COVID-19, with increasing risks to vulnerable communities, and pressure on the health system.

Because of this increasing risk to the public, and our concern for the health and well-being of our clients, staff and visitors, MDS Law has assessed our practice as being a "close-contact business" due to the way we meet with clients and the amount of time spent in close proximity, and has accordingly adopted the following policy for all visitors to our offices, or those attending an MDS Law event:
  • All visitors, including contractors, to the MDS Law offices are required to sign in as a visitor on our Vistab management system; and
  • An appropriate face mask is to be worn at all times while on-site; and
  • Social distancing protocols of at least 1 metre are to be observed.
This policy also applies for staff making off-site visits and requires that any person that our staff is meeting with also wears a face mask, and observes the social distancing protocols.

What this means for you

Our attendances are currently by appointment only.

Please arrange an appointment before arriving at our office.  Upon arrival please sanitise your hands and sign in as a visitor (please note this is to comply with our usual health and safety requirements, and is not a specific COVID-19 requirement).

Our staff are all fully vaccinated, and we have implemented this policy because we believe that, at this time, it is the most appropriate way we can provide a safe workplace for our staff and visitors, and how we safely move into an environment with fewer restrictions for businesses, our communities and each of us personally.

We will continue to update and review our policy as the situation around COVID-19 evolves.

We take this opportunity to thank you for your cooperation as we implement this new policy. We acknowledge this has been a challenging time for many and look forward to continuing our work with you as we look towards the future.

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